Dan Raymond Invitational Indoor Ice Track Races Have Been Canceled
Organizers of the Dan Raymond Invitational Indoor Motorcycle Ice Races have decided to cancel its event scheduled for Friday, March 20, at the Mercy Health Arena in Downtown Muskegon in order to promote public health and safety during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Rebel Road partnered with the Muskegon Motorcycle Club to organize the event as a celebration of the motorcycle club’s 100th anniversary and raise money to fight child abuse.
“Canceling the Dan Raymond Invitational was not an easy decision to make, but we thought it was the right thing to do in light of recent developments in Michigan and across the country,” said Kyleen Gee, executive director of The Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County. “The health and wellbeing of the people we serve and our local community are central to the mission of the Child Abuse Council, and we believe this decision supports that mission.”
The Dan Raymond Invitational was a family-focused event that anticipated more than 1,000 spectators at the March 20 races, which would have included professional and amateur racers from all over the country.
State officials have advised canceling or postponing large events, gatherings, and sporting events that would have brought more than 100 people into a shared space. Limiting large gatherings of people can help slow the spread of the disease, which could overwhelm medical resources if it were to spread quickly through local communities.
“Community support for the Dan Raymond Invitational has been amazing,” said Gee. “We want to thank everyone who purchased tickets or otherwise supported the event.”
Ticket refund information will be posted at https://www.rebelroad.org/danraymondinvitational when it becomes available.